Using Bibliographic Information

Having gone to all the trouble of collecting and storing bibliographic information, it would be a pity not to use it!

It is important that you support statements or claims in all of your writing with appropriate references.

All bibliographic software has a facility that allows you to output the data in a format of your choosing into a word processing document.

The library offers a referencing guide which you may find useful.

EndNote does the formatting automatically for you, i.e. once you choose to use APA or Harvard or whatever style is required. For this course we will use APA 6th edition. There appears to be a more or less consistent requirement that this is the formatting style to be used in postgraduate courses at Griffith in Education. But! Always good to check. A lecturer might have a preference for one of the many hundreds of styles in use.

If you opt to try EndNote or Zotero. These are not the only options but given that EndNote is available to you while you remain a student at Griffith and Zotero is gaining in popularity, these are the two I'll take a little time to flesh out for you.

To complement your notebook writing, annotation is an important way of making your thoughts, feelings and reactions to texts or online objects clear. There are a variety of apps that support forms of annotation but you might find this a useful place to start. The article points to an open source plug in for your browser that allows you to annotate any web page.